- ‘The Face of Appalachia‘ by Tim Barnwell
- ‘What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney‘
- ‘Kodachromes‘ by William Christenberry
...Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi’s ‘Hvile, Repos’ 1905.
(Photo- Martha Browne)
#21- Interior Design. ‘A Simpler Way Of Life: Old Farmhouses of New York & New England‘ by William Morgan. Photography by Trevor Tondro. 2013
” The old farmhouses in New York and New England gathered in this book represent a search for authenticity in our lives. These farms, barns and landscapes tell us something about agriculture, architecture, and life in the rural American northeast throughout much of our history. In so-doing, this book offers a refreshing and optimistic antidote to the spirit-numbing superficiality of so many new houses: the tract house, the manufactured home, the McMansion. Unlike hobby farms or near perfect restorations, these farmhouses ring true. They have a purity and simplicity that nurture the soul…”
When decorating a room, I love starting with a fireplace mantel. It seems that if I get that right (colors, accessories) then the rest of the design decisions (furniture, lighting, etc.) fall into place. And if by chance there isn’t an existing mantel, well…I find a blank wall and put one there. :)
(Photos & Styling- Martha Browne)
Cece is what farmers call a cattle donkey.They use donkeys like her to protect livestock. Once the donkey outlives its usefulness, most are sold and carted off to Mexico for slaughter. Cece was rescued from that fate.
She’s at least 11-15 years old. That’s middle age for donkeys. Some can live upwards to 35 or even 40 depending on their health. When Cece first arrived at Barbara’s farm she stood off by herself. It took her weeks to relax among the other donkeys and us. You’re probably wondering why she looks a tad overweight. She’s not. Cece’s expecting a foal sometime in late summer.